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Benchmade Griptilian Knife

4.6 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews
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Price: $96.75 - $241.46
Black Coated Blade / Black Handle
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  • Blade Edge: Combo Edge
  • Blade style, shape: Drop point
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle material: Black nylon, Clip style: Standard, Reversible Tip Up
  • Made in USA

Product Description

When it comes to all around functionality, you can't beat the Griptillian. There are more shapes, sizes and colors available in the Griptillian than any other product family from Benchmade. Designer: Pardue, Mechanism: Axis lock. Action: Manual opening, Blade Steel: 154CM, Hardness: (58-61 HRC), Blade Length: 3.45 inches, Blade Thickness: 0.115 inches, Handle Thickness: 0.64 inches, Blade Style: Drop point with Ambidextrous Thumb Studs, Overall Length: 8.07 inches, Closed Length: 4.62 inches, Weight 3.88 ounces, Series: Blue Class, Use: Tactical

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  • ASIN: B01FXVVQYE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,586 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Mr. C. P. Hughes on February 24, 2010
Size: Combo EdgeColor: Black Coated Blade / Black Handle
What an amazing knife for EDC use, the 154CM blade takes and holds a wicked hair shaving sharp edge, from the factory it comes hair popping sharp and stays that way with even relatively heavy use.

the handle is...unexpected, its a hard plastic, not as sandpaper-ish as zytel, more smooth and easy on the hands yet it grips in your hand superbly, the jimping on the back of the blade and on the handle work well, it really grabs your thumb well. The fullsize griptillian does not have full length liners, they run roughly 3/4 th's of the handle, the mini-griptilian does have full liners.

As far as locks go, the axis lock is hands down the best ive ever seen or used, it locks up securely every time, is incredibly strong, theres no blade play whatsoever and its so easy to use not to mention fully ambidextrous. the blade opens lightning fast with a flick of the thumb, and if you pull back the axis lock it can be easily and quickly opened or closed with a twist of the wrist.

The pocket clip is strong and the knife rides low in the pocket, a bit of the handle is left exposed but not enough to worry about. and it can be taken off and put on the opposite side of the handle for left handed/pocket carry, tip up only though.

Not much to say about the serrations, theyre sharp and functional, the coating however i dislike, its a matte black coating that can be aesthetically damaged with relative ease, a TiNi (Titanium Nitride) coating would have been better suited but the rest of the knife more than makes up for this small imperfection on an almost perfect knife.

For the money, this knife is an amazing deal, if it cost $150 it would still be worth it IMHO, after handling and owning one of these, i can see why the griptilian is such a popular knife with as high a reputation as it has.

if your looking for a great knife with a good steel, splurge the money and get this knife, you wont regret it.
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Size: GriptilianColor: Satin Finish Blade / Black Handle
I began looking for knifes a few years back as it struck me that if I needed to quickly get my multitool out and deploy it's blade for emergency usage, that might not be quick or safe enough, especially if I needed to do this with one hand or with hands that were wet and/or dirty. I thus needed one with a thumbstud as ring openers are great barehanded, but I've had some trouble with them while wearing gloves (both work gloves as well as warmth gloves). I also needed a knife that would be comfortable enough for me to hold as my fingers are a little short for my palm size. As I'd be carrying this as an E.D.C. (E.very D.ay C.arry) like my multitool, I didn't want it to look scary and I didn't want it to attract immediate attention since the last thing that you want to happen to you when you need to do something (like make a plastic cup out of a bottled water bottle or cut the twine off of a package) in public is to have everyone around you freak out. Now if I had been considering this as a knife for just camping, then I'd have gone with a brighter colour in case I dropped it while out rock scrambling (they offer this knife with a decent variety of handle colours and the manufacturer even offers full customization where one side can be one colour and the other another colour as well as black versions of metal parts that would normally be silver). I thus decided on the least military looking, and least eye catching combination of colours that I could find. So that meant finding one with a drop point and non-coated edge with a either black or sand coloured handles. So I got it in a rather generic build of drop-point, combination plain and serrated blade, with thumb stud, and black handles.Read more ›
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Size: Combo EdgeColor: Black Coated Blade / Black Handle
Benchmade knives are known for their quality. I own quite a few of thier knives, and use one every day. This is a high quality knife that is made to be used every day. The blade steel on mine is 440C and holds an edge quite well. I think that benchmade make this knife with 154CM steel as well and that holds an edge even better.

Overall this is a good, functional pocketknife that will give years of service.
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I got this as a gift from my wife after I gave her specific "wants" on my next good knife. Easy to open with one hand as the other will probably be in grease, easy lock/unlock on the blade, pocket clip for easy access, MUST have good grip. I highly suggested Benchmade based solely on their reputation. Based on my qualifications - this knife should be a perfect 5 stars right? The blade is not assisted open for some reason, but I will agree with other reviewers that it does open easy and quick with one hand - so I am ok - one star. The blade lock is the best I have felt/seen - simply awesome - one star. Pocket clip is reversible, and lets the knife sit right where it needs for easy access and comfort - one star. They do not call it griptillian for nothing - this thing fits and sticks to your hand like glue and the serrated edges give extra grip if your hands are greasy/slimy - one star. Benchmade blade and quality - and the blade is simply awesome as expected - one star. So why my rating is only three stars? The very lightweight plastic handle is not appealing and I wonder about resiliency for the long hard road I will be taking this knife. I almost gave this a pass as it may be fine - but when you hold it something just does not feel durable and others should know this up front, very lightweight, hollow sounding, and well, plastic (best word I can describe it with) - minus one star for my personal choice. For some reason they put serrated edges on the plastic handle on the butt edge of the handle. When this knife is sitting in your pocket using the clip you grate your hand EVERY time you put your hands in your pocket for keys, money, etc like rubbing up against a cheese grater. After three times or so you start pulling the knife out just so you can put your hand in your pocket.Read more ›
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